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Command Performance Old Time Radio Shows OTR MP3 On DVD 266 Episodes


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Command Performance was a weekly variety show produced by the War Department and only aired for our troops serving overseas, it was dubbed by Time Magazine as “the best wartime program in radio.” The program featured the most spectacular stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, the Andrews Sisters, Cary Grant, and many, many, more. Broadcasters donated their studios, the stars donated their acting, Vick Knight (the director) left the popular, and well paying, Fred Allen show to donate his skills. The show was seen by stars and studio hands as a way for the entertainment industry to contribute to the war effort, and to make a connection to the soldiers. The idea behind the title is that the soldiers would write in and request what they wanted. The show includes some heartfelt letters from soldiers who might request a particular sound from their home, like the sounds of Fifth Avenue, NY, the emcee would give a shout out to a particular solider or unit, or theater of war, then play what was requested. 

To counteract what could be sad or moving letters from those serving and risking their lives, the show had a lighthearted feel, plenty of peppy music and jokes. It is basically a USO show on the radio. Two specific programs stick out: On Christmas Eve 1942 the show was aired in the states, and was played on all four radio networks. As an example of how star studded the show was, in 1945 the show outdid itself with an episode called “Dick Tracy in B-Flat” (subtitled – “For Goodness Sakes, Isn't He Ever Going To Marry Tess Truehart”). The Dick Tracy rip off starred Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters, and Frank Sinatra.

 

Includes 266 Episodes!

Episodes On This DVD:

CMP420301 - Eddie Cantor, Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore, Joe Lewis Fight [442].mp3
CMP420308 - Eddie Cantor, Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore [262].mp3
CMP420309 - Fred Waring, Joe E. Lewis, Talullah [262].mp3
CMP420313 - Kate Smith, Henny Youngman, Archie [262].mp3
CMP420318 - Fred Allen, Kenny Baker, Gladys Swathout [262].mp3
CMP420329 - GJessel, CBoswell, OLevant [269].mp3
CMP420401 - KKyser, BWain, ELogan, ECantor [276].mp3
CMP420407 - Betty Grable, Harry  James, Jack Benny [442].mp3
CMP420412 - Gene Tierney, Edgar Bergen, Betty Hutton.mp3
CMP420416 - Clifton Fadiman, Dinah Shore, Phil Baker.mp3
CMP420419 - STemple, MTilton, BSnooks, DLamour Abbott and Cos.mp3
CMP420423 - PO'Brien, FMorgan, FLangford, Burns and Allen [26.mp3
CMP420428 - Adolphe Menjou, Fibber McGee and Molly, Red Skelton.mp3
CMP420507 - Betty Grable, Jack Benny, Mary Martin [262].mp3
CMP420514 - Edward G. Robinson, Ginny Simms [262].mp3
CMP420518 - GRaft, DDurbin, DShore, RVallee [269].mp3
CMP420602 - Mickey Rooney, Amos 'n Andy, Harry James.mp3
CMP420611 - Don Ameche, Bing Crosby, Carole Landis.mp3
CMP420618 - William Powell, GAutry, JGarland, MTilton [269].mp3
CMP420623 - Loretta Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Phil Silvers.mp3
CMP420630 - (Fragment) Groucho, Victor Borge [262].mp3
CMP420630 - Spencer Tracy, GMarx, BStanwyck, VBorge [269].mp3
CMP420707 - Bob Hope, Lena Horne, Rosalind Russell.mp3
CMP420714 - Edward Arnold, EWaters, JHeifitz, JBenny [269].mp3
CMP420721 - Pat O'Brien, Harold Peary, Dick Powell.mp3
CMP420728 - Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Woody Herman.mp3
CMP420804 - Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Count Basie.mp3
CMP420811 - Walter Pidgeon, Mary Martin, Marlene Dietrich.mp3
CMP420818 - Cary Grant, Virginia O'Brien, Freddie Slack.mp3
CMP420825 - Red Skelton, Betty Hutton, Benny Goodman.mp3
CMP420830 - Bing Crosby, James Cagney, Larry Adler.mp3
CMP420830 - Cary Grant, Ginny Simms, Abbott & Costello [262].mp3
CMP420904 - TBankhead, JFroman, ACarney [271].mp3
CMP420904 - TBankhead, JFroman, ACarney, Col Stoopnagle [269].mp3
CMP420922 - Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen, Tommy Dorsey.mp3
CMP420929 - Bob Burns, Tommy Dorsey, Lionel Hampton.mp3
CMP421007 - Cary Grant [372].mp3
CMP421009 - Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Claudette Colbert.mp3
CMP421013 - Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Dinah Shore [276].mp3
CMP421021 - Frances Langford, Bob Burns, Jimmy Dorsey.mp3
CMP421024 - Linda Darnell, ZMostel, RSkelton, HHilliard [269].mp3
CMP421027 - Rita Hayworth, Lena Horne. Cass Daley.mp3
CMP421103 - Betty Grable, Edgar Bergen, Judy Canova.mp3
CMP421110 - Jack Benny, Alice Faye, Cass Daley.mp3
CMP421115 - Leopold Stokowski.mp3
CMP421209 - Dinah Shore, Ethel Waters, Lionel Hampton (assembled show 42A).mp3
CMP421224 - Christmas Special [171].mp3
CMP430102 - Linda Darnell, Ink Spots, Cab Calloway (assembled show).mp3
CMP430106 - Robert Taylor, Lum and Abner, King Sisters.mp3
CMP430110 - Joan Blondell, Roy Rogers, Connie Haines.mp3
CMP430116 - Jeanette MacDonald, Mills Brothers, Virginia O'Brien.mp3
CMP430123 - Bob Hope, Lena Horne, Ginny Simms.mp3
CMP430130 - Dinah Shore, Chill Wills, Kathryn Grayson.mp3
CMP430213 - Bing Crosby, Janet Blair.mp3
CMP430213 - Rita Hayworth, Burns and Allen, Betty Hutton.mp3
CMP430220 - Francis Langford, Ish Kabibble, Kay Kyser [262].mp3
CMP430224 - Bob Hope, DShore, BCrosby, CMiranda [269].mp3
CMP430227 - Betty Grable, Margaret Whiting, Mel Blanc.mp3
CMP430313 - Dinah Shore, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Freddy Martin.mp3
CMP430320 - Judy Garland, John Charles Thomas, Kenny Baker.mp3
CMP430327 - Kay Kyser, Lennie Hayton, Hedda Hopper.mp3
CMP430401 - Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Bob Burns.mp3
CMP430403 - Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Johnny Mercer.mp3
CMP430417 - Dinah Shore, Pied Pipers, Glen Gray.mp3
CMP430424 - Ann Sheridan, Gracie Allen, Paul Whiteman.mp3
CMP430501 - Kate Smith, John Charles Thomas, Cass Daley.mp3
CMP430505 - Ginny Simms, Gene Autry.mp3
CMP430508 - Martha Raye, Rudy Vallee, Mel Blanc.mp3
CMP430515 - Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Martha Tilton.mp3
CMP430522 - Dinah Shore, Sportsmen, Ruth Hussey, Carlos Ramirez.mp3
CMP430605 - Betty Hutton, Amos 'n Andy, Woody Herman.mp3
CMP430612 - Bob Crosby, Jimmy Wakely, Count Basie.mp3
CMP430619 - Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Vaughn Monroe.mp3
CMP430626 - Fred MacMurray, Alice Faye, Jimmie Lunceford.mp3
CMP430703 - Kay Kyser, Lena Horne, Gertrude Niesen.mp3
CMP430710 - Ronald Colman, Jeanette MacDonald, Ella Mae Morse.mp3
CMP430711 - Bing Crosby, Betty Grable, Harry James.mp3
CMP430724 - Dinah Shore, Robert Benchley, Tommy Dorsey.mp3
CMP430731 - Katharine Hepburn, Ed Gardner, Ted Lewis.mp3
CMP430807 - Greer Garson, Nelson Eddy, Cass Daley.mp3
CMP430814 - Rosalind Russell, Judy Canova, Xavier Cugat.mp3
CMP430821 - Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra, Arthur Q. Bryan.mp3
CMP430828 - Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Julie Conway [262].mp3
CMP430828 - Jimmy Durante [372].mp3
CMP430906 - Dinah Shore, Garry Moore, Jimmy Dorsey.mp3
CMP430909 - Marlene Dietrich, Johnny Mercer, Zero Mostel.mp3
CMP430911 - Ginny Simms, Andrews Sisters, Roy Acuff.mp3
CMP430918 - Ronald Colman, Jascha Heifetz, Lena Horne.mp3
CMP430925 - Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frances Langford.mp3
CMP431002 - Don Ameche, Betty Hutton, King Cole Trio.mp3
CMP431009 - Robert Young, Tex Ritter, Cass Daley [262].mp3
CMP431016 - Bette Davis, John Charles Thomas, Georgia Gibbs.mp3
CMP431023 - Bob Hope, Carole Landis, Cliff Arquette.mp3
CMP431030 - Judy Garland, Dinah Shore, Ginny Simms.mp3
CMP431113 - Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton.mp3
CMP431120 - Ida Lupino, Phil Harris, Hoosier Hot Shots.mp3
CMP431127 - Herbert Marshall,Edgar Bergan,Virginia O'Brien [2.mp3
CMP431204 - Dinah Shore,Fats Waller,Abbott & Costello [260].mp3
CMP431211 - Bob Hope, Frances Langford, Martha Raye [260].mp3
CMP431218 - Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby [260].mp3
CMP431220 - Fred Allen, Benny Goodman, Gary Simms [258].mp3
CMP431221 - Fred Waring, Kate Smith, Orsen Welles [258].mp3
CMP431225 - Christmas Special [309].mp3
CMP431227 - Fred Allen, Ginny Simms, Benny Goodman [276].mp3
CMP440108 - Carmen Miranda, Harry James, Veronica Lake [262].mp3
CMP440115 - Francis Langford, Spike Jones [262].mp3
CMP440122 - Bob Hope, Deanna Durbin, Dennis Day [262].mp3
CMP440131 - Robert Young, Glenn Miller, Mary Martin.mp3
CMP440201 - Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra [262].mp3
CMP440205 - Jerry Colonna, Fibber McGee and Molly, Ethel Waters.mp3
CMP440212 - Uncle Sam Presents Glenn Miller [442].mp3
CMP440219 - Loretta Young, Frances Langford, Connie Boswell.mp3
CMP440226 - Dorothy Lamour, Virginia O'Brien, Dick Haymes.mp3
CMP440304 - Kate Smith, Randolph Scott, Spade Cooley.mp3
CMP440311 - Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Ginny Simms.mp3
CMP440325 - Don Ameche, Roy Rogers, Jan Peerce, Carmen Mirand.mp3
CMP440401- Ginny Simms 1st 'San Fernando Valley' (Rough).mp3
CMP440408 - Frances Langford, Jerry Colonna, Jo Stafford.mp3
CMP440422 - Gene Tierney, Roy Acuff, Martha Tilton.mp3
CMP440429 - Olivia de Havilland, Bob Crosby, Dennis Day.mp3
CMP440506 - Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton [262].mp3
CMP440506 - For The Boys [258].mp3
CMP440513 - Dinah Shore, Helen Forest.mp3
CMP440520 - Paulette Goddard, Jimmy Durante, Louis Armstrong .mp3
CMP440527 - Dinah Shore, Dick Haymes, Virginia O'Brien [262].mp3
CMP440603 - Bob Hope, Garland, Sinatra, Crosby [262].mp3
CMP440603 - Connie Haines [372].mp3
CMP440610 - Bette Davis, Jimmy Durante, Artie Shaw [262].mp3
CMP440617 - Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Harpo M.mp3
CMP440624 - Maxine Sullivan, Nelson Eddy, Tommy Dorsey [262].mp3
CMP440708 - Claudette Colbert, Jimmy Durante, Ronald Colman.mp3
CMP440722 - Ronald Coleman, Ginny Simms,Ida Lupino [260].mp3
CMP440730 - Barbara Stanwyck, Dick Haymes, Linda Darnell [262.mp3
CMP440805 - Ginger Rogers, Virginia O'Brien [260].mp3
CMP440819 - Judy Garland, Danny Kaye, Helen Forrest [262].mp3
CMP440826 - Fred Allen, Jack Benny & Rochester, Ginny Simms [.mp3
CMP440902 - Betty Grable, Beatrice Kaye, Phil Silvers [262].mp3
CMP440909 - Groucho Marx, Georgia Gibbs, Kenny Baker [262].mp3
CMP440913 - Bob Hope, Johnny Mercer, June Allyson [269].mp3
CMP440923 - Martha Raye, Jack Carson.mp3
CMP440930 - Deanna Durbin, Jack Benny, Ginger Rogers [262].mp3
CMP441007 - Dinah Shore, Art Tatum, Chico Marx.mp3
CMP441014 - Compilation - Highlights of 1944 [271].mp3
CMP441026 - Clark Gable, Joe Bushkin, Gary Simms [258].mp3
CMP4410xx - LDarnell, MTilton, WAllen, Amos and Andy, FMorgan [458].mp3
CMP441101 - Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, Fred Allen [269].mp3
CMP441101 - Ethel Merman, Eddie Heywood, Connee Boswell [269].mp3
CMP441107 - Claudette Colbert, Bob Burns, Tommy Dorsey [269].mp3
CMP441108 - Fred Waring, Kate Smith, Louis Prima, PBailey [26.mp3
CMP441118 - Thanksgiving 1944 [260].mp3
CMP441125 - Ginny Simms, Larry Adler, Diana Lynn [269].mp3
CMP4411xx - Ethel Merman, Joe E Lewis, Connie Boswell.mp3
CMP441202 - Irene Dunn, Johnny Mercer, Jerome Kern [269].mp3
CMP441209 - Fibber McGee and Molly, Ed Garner [474].mp3
CMP441216 - Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Lauren Bacall [269].mp3
CMP441225 - Christmas Special [171].mp3
CMP450111 - Linda Darnell, Janet Blair, Jimmy Durante [269].mp3
CMP450118 - Burns & Allen, Connie Haines, Joe Lilly Chorus [269].mp3
CMP450125 - Frank Morgan, Frank Sinatra, Foy Willing [269].mp3
CMP450201 - Gloria DeHaven, Carmen Miranda, Bing Crosby [269].mp3
CMP450208 - Jeannie Craine, Wm Bendex, Harry James, Gene Krup.mp3
CMP450215 - Crosby, Hope, Durante, Shore, Colona, Sinatra [091].mp3
CMP450215 - Dick Tracy In B Flat [269].mp3
CMP450222 - John Garfield,Ginny Simms, Danny Thomas [260].mp3
CMP450301 - Basil Rathbone,Helen Forrest,Jack Carson [260].mp3
CMP450308 - Frank Sinatra,Frances Langford,Elizabeth Taylor [.mp3
CMP450315 - Jimmy Durante, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall [26.mp3
CMP450322 - Dinah Shore Lina Romay, Judy Canova [269].mp3
CMP450329 - Bob Hope,Ingrid Bergman,William Bendix [260].mp3
CMP450405 - Bing Crosby, Marilyn Maxwell, Lionel Barrymore [2.mp3
CMP450419 - Kay Kyser, Herry Colona, Gary Cooper [260].mp3
CMP4504xx - Martha Stewart, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet.mp3
CMP450503 - Ken Carpenter, HVon Zell, Tribute To Walt Disney [269].mp3
CMP450510 - Jack Benny, Paulette Goddard [262].mp3
CMP450531 - Rita Hayworth, Charles Boyer, Nat King Cole [271].mp3
CMP450608 - Bob Hope [373].mp3
CMP450614 - Bob Hope, Ann Rutherford, Alan Ladd [258].mp3
CMP450621 - Joan Edwards, JCarson, PGoddard, RScott [269].mp3
CMP450622 - HMarshall, MMaxwell JHaley, LRomay [269].mp3
CMP450705 - Bing Crosby, G.I. Jill, Ella Mae Morse [269].mp3
CMP450712 - Janet Blair, VBorge, JDurante, RStevens [269].mp3
CMP450719 - Judy Canova, Herb Shriner, Orson Welles, Donna Da.mp3
CMP450802 - All-Male Program.mp3
CMP450809 - Walter O'Keefe, Marilyn Maxwell, Les Paul Trio [271].mp3
CMP450814 - Victory Special [273].mp3
CMP450830 - Frank Sinatra, Bogart & Bacall, Victor Borge [271].mp3
CMP450902 - V-J Day Special [167].mp3
CMP450906 - Repeat of CMP 122 [269].mp3
CMP450927 - Betty Grable, June Haver, Jack Carson [269].mp3
CMP451004 - DShore, Pied Pipers, Lum and Abner, AReed [269].mp3
CMP451011 - Ralph Edwards, Connie Haines, Bob Hope [269].mp3
CMP451025 - Eddie Cantor, Mel Torme, Margaret Whiting.mp3
CMP451101 - Ginny Simms, Dennis Day.mp3
CMP451108 - Bob Crosby, Harold Peary.mp3
CMP451213 - Andrews Sisters, Gary Moore, Jimmy Durante [269].mp3
CMP451224 - Two Hour Christmas Special [171].mp3
CMP451225 - Christmas Special [474].mp3
CMP451227 - Jane Wyman, Alan Young, Jim Backus.mp3
CMP460110 - Abbott & Costello, Andrews Sisters, Pied Pipers [.mp3
CMP460117 - Army Nurse Corps Anniversary Show.mp3
CMP460124 - Repeat of CMP102 [269].mp3
CMP460131 - Chico Marx, Jack Benny, Lina Romay [261].mp3
CMP460131 - Robert Young, Jack Benny, Chico Marx.mp3
CMP460207 - Johnny Mercer, Larry Adler (Assembled Show).mp3
CMP460307 - Ginger Rogers, Burl Ives [269].mp3
CMP460314 - June Haver, Desi Arnaz.mp3
CMP460321 - Eddie Cantor 1st 'Let's Sing a Song about Susie'.mp3
CMP460406 - Army Day Special.mp3
CMP460414 - Bob Hope Best Picture 'The Lost Weekend'.mp3
CMP460421 - Fred Allen [262].mp3
CMP460505 - Kay Kyser, Lina Romay, Esther Williams [273].mp3
CMP460529 - BHope Plays Exerpts from AFRS Programs [000].mp3
CMP460616 - Shirley Temple, Anita Ellis, Peter Lawford [270].mp3
CMP460623 - Esther Williams, Peggy Lee.mp3
CMP460922 - Dinah Shore, Bob Burns.mp3
CMP460922 - Janet Blair, Jane Powell, Jerry Colonna [270].mp3
CMP460929 - Tyrone Power, Walter O'Keefe, Town Criers [270].mp3
CMP461020 - Tyrone Power, Walter O'Keefe, Town Criers.mp3
CMP461110 - Bob Hope, Bela Lugosi, Sterling Hollway, Wendell Niles [446].mp3
CMP461124 - Donna Reed, Garry Moore, Connie Haines.mp3
CMP461201 - Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Phil Silvers.mp3
CMP461208 - Rudy Vallee, Dorothy Patrick, Hal March [270].mp3
CMP461225 - 1946 Christmas Special, Host - Bob Hope.mp3
CMP461226 - Carole Landiis, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante [270].mp3
CMP470120 - Anita Ellis, Harpo Marx [276].mp3
CMP470223 - Ginger Rogers, Rose Marie, Phil Baker.mp3
CMP470302 - Carole Landis, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante.mp3
CMP470309 - Dick Haymes, Helen Forrest, Peter Lind Hayes.mp3
CMP470316 - John Payne, Ozzie and Harriet.mp3
CMP470323 - Glenn Ford, MMaxwell, PSilvers, LStevens [269].mp3
CMP470330 - Lina Romay, Garry Moore, Virginia O'Brien [270].mp3
CMP470414 - George Murphy, Martha Tilton, Jerry Colonna.mp3
CMP4704xx - Martha Tilton, The Charioteers, Jerry Colonna [270].mp3
CMP470504 - Marilyn Maxwell, Johnny Mercer, Frank Sinatra [270].mp3
CMP470511 - Phil Baker.mp3
CMP470514 - June Havoc, Connie Hainey.mp3
CMP470525 - Meredith Willson, Lina Romay, Paulina Carter.mp3
CMP470531 - Bill Goodwin, Alan Young, Jane Russell.mp3
CMP470618 - Take It or Leave It Special.mp3
CMP470708 - Esther Williams, Andy Russell, Danny Thomas [271].mp3
CMP470715 - Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis.mp3
CMP470729 - Audrey Trotter [373].mp3
CMP4707xx - Lina Romay, Paulina Carter, Meredith Wilson [270].mp3
CMP470805 - Judy Canova, Mel Blanc.mp3
CMP470902 - Penny Singleton, Virginia O'Brien [271].mp3
CMP471021 - Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Jim Backus [271].mp3
CMP471028 - Joan Barton, Hoagy Carmichael [273].mp3
CMP471216 - Peter Lind Hayes, The Mello Larks [271].mp3
CMP471223 - Kay Kyser, Marsha Hunt, Ish Kabibble [271].mp3
CMP47xxxx - George Murphy [373].mp3
CMP480120 - Anita Ellis, Harpo Marx [271].mp3
CMP480529 - Sixth Anniversary Special (assembled show).mp3
CMP480907 -  LRomay, GMoore, HPetrie, SAllen [273].mp3
CMP480914 - Ava Gardner, KNiles, HJeffries, SAllen [269].mp3
CMP481130 - Vincent Price, Kay Starr, Joan Davis [273].mp3
CMP481225 - 1948 Christmas Special, Announcer - Hy Averback.mp3
CMP490222 - Gertrude Niesen, Danny Kaye.mp3
CMP490329 - Lina Romay, Ed Gardner, Danny Thomas.mp3
CMP490614 - MWhiting, WNiles, JSmith, SAllen [273].mp3
CMP490621 - Evelyn Knight, Dick Powell.mp3
CMP491018 - Alexis Smith, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis [271].mp3
CMP491025 - Marilyn Maxwell Guests, Nellie Lutcher, Bobby Jordon.mp3
CMP491101 - Ralph Edwards 1st ''S Wonderful'.mp3
CMP770529 - Thirty-fifth Anniversary Special (part 1).mp3
CMP770529 - Thirty-fifth Anniversary Special (part 2).mp3
CMPxxxxxx - Benny Goodman, Lina Romay, Hoagy Carmichael.mp3